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Large Acer palmatum Ariadne 20 Litre

Large Acer palmatum Ariadne 20 Litre

£84.95
Large Acer palmatum Ariadne 20 Litre
Large Acer palmatum Ariadne 20 Litre
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Quick Overview

Top quality large established 20 Litre plants delivered with an approximate height including the pot of 100cm, it is fully winter hardy and best planted in moist ground with good drainage away from windy exposed windy site. Height at maturity upto 2.5 metres, leaves start out coppery orange, then purple/red in summer before finally orangey/red in Autumn.

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
121cm - 140cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
20 Litre
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
3m
Toleration
Toleration
-10
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Slow
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Large Acer Palmatum Ariadne 20 Litre: The beautiful, deciduous foliage of this small, round-headed tree is attractively lobed and turns from its usual mid green/ pale bronze in autumn to take on shades on yellow, orange and red before it falls. In late spring tiny purple-red flowers are borne in small pendulous clusters these are followed in late summer by charming winged fruits.

A striking beautiful Acer with contrasting colours throughout the season

What to expect: Your plant will arrive planted in a 20 litre/ 34cm Pot. It will have an actual size excluding the pot of approximately 100cm, and will depending on the time of year purchased will look just like the picture, taken June.

Planting Position: Best planted in a sunny spot through to partial shade ideally in an area sheltered from strong afternoon summer sun. Also away from exposed frosty sites, as late spring frosts may damage new foliage.

Soil: While acer plants are not fully fledged Ericaceous or Lime Hating plants they do prefer soil with a high Acid content.

Suitable for container planting: Yes equally as happy in the pot or the ground.

Eventual height and spread: Up to 2.5 metres tall with a 2 metre spread.

Growth Speed: Relatively slow.

Growth Habit: Upright and bushy.

Flowering Period: Not applicable.

Pruning: Not really a requirement. However if you choose to, hard Pruning should be done in the dormant months November through to early February. Some light pruning can also be undertaken during the growing season to help create a defined shape for your plant

Foliage: New growth starts copper orange, then purple red then red/orange

Evergreen: No deciduous

Winter Hardy: Yes

Acer plants prefer Acid soil although this is not an aboslute necessity it will help the plant reach its full potential. If you have unsuccessfully tried to grow Azalea, Rhododendren, Pieris, Camellias the chances are your soil has a high lime content. Soil can be improved by adding Ericaceous compost to the planting hole this will lower the lime content and raise acid. If pot planted best choice is John Innes Ericaceous Compost this is a specially formulated sterilised loam based, lime free compost with essential foods for plants such as Acer Palmatum. Also in the coldest areas it may be advisable wrap the pots in a winter fleece or bubble wrap during the coldest months, this will help protect the roots. Repotting in fresh compost should be considered every 2 years. Ensure an adequate water supply and feed approximately every 6-8 weeks from early spring through to mid-summer